POGG Canada
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter"
-Martin Luther King
POGG Canada
POGG Canada

Mission Statement

POGG Canada serves as a forum for engagement and advocacy in public policy by means of an interactive speaker's program, public events and think-tank activities that promote views and positions intended to benefit future generations.

The 2014 Golden Whistle Award

June 1, 2014

Image of POGG Master Plaque

Keep checking the Awards section  for more information about the 2014 Golden Whistle Award.

Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday, June 9

Speakers: Captain (Ret’d) Sean Bruyea and The Right Reverend Peter Coffin

Topic: Padres in the Military

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday evening, June 9, 2014 at The Carlingwood. Dinner will be served. We value your input to our programs and your participation. Please plan to attend and renew your membership or join us as a new member

Canada-Israel Relations

May 1, 2014

Col. Michel Drapeau, OMM, CD, LL.L., LL.B. (Ottawa), Bar of Ontario, ”Activist Ottawa lawyer targeted by military over positive review of his book,” by David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, April 23, 2014. Once again, Col. Michel Drapeau makes headline news. His book, “Military Justice in Action,” co-authored by retired federal judge Gilles Letourneau, had the Department of National Defence scrambling to their own ‘defence’.

After serving 34 years in the Canadian military, Michel Drapeau retired in the rank of Colonel as the Director, National Defence Headquarters Secretariat and Secretary, Armed Forces Council. In 1999, the University of Ottawa named him Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law. He is currently in private practice in military law, access to information and privacy law, human rights law, employment law as well as civil litigation. He is a member of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and serves on the Board of Directors, Saint-Paul University. As a long-time supporter of POGG, he has been key note speaker at the Golden Whistle Award (GWA), Chair, GWA Selection Committee and has twice sponsored the GWA at the Army Officers Mess.